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in a little bit, but we asked sort of the remaining undecided or sort of soft romney/obama voters, we asked them, tell us what is a hesitation you have about romney becoming president, what is a hesitation you have about obama becoming president? almost universally the hesitations on romney, even among voters who clearly sound like they're eventually going to support romney, is the idea that he's out of touch, that he seems to not understand what it's like to be a middle class american. and that's where, you know, this 47% alone wouldn't have had this kind of resonance if it hadn't been what has been a i would argue a six-month campaign by the obama folks starting with tax returns. frankly, you had the republican primary candidates did it to him. you throw it all together, defining him as the out of touch rich guy. rick santorum did it during the primaries. the obama campaign has been doing it, and then 47% comes along and simply amplifies the narrative in a third party verification-type way, and you put the whole suit together, and that to me ishurdle right now for romney, the idea is he i
own against warren. and for him to be successful, he must convince obama voters in massachusetts and obama is expected to win by double digits up there, to also vote for him, a republican. susan milligan is a contributing editor to "u.s. news & world report," and michael steele is the former chairman of the republican national committee, also an msnbc political analyst. i'm going to try to look at this down the middle. i saw the whole debate today. i was fascinated. i think david gregory did a hell of a job. like a referee in a boxing match. each candidate had a tough moment or two. here is warren tripped up, i think, when asked to name a republican she could work with. just name a senator or any bunch of them. here is what she said. let's watch. >> can you name some republicans in the senate today that you are able to work with on big issues, substantive issues, that the country faces? >> i think probably richard lugar would be one that would come to mind. >> he's not going to be there. >> he's not going to be there. >> who else could you name, senator? >> that is a problem. let
're losing it by eight points. not only that, they trail president obama by seven points among ohio voters on the economy. the problem isn't just mr. romney's indifference to 47% of the country, it's his policies for everyone. like his trickle down ideas, or his laughable tax rate that he thinks is fair. voters don't care for these policies and neither does their president. >> governor romney on "60 minutes "was asked, does he think it's fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody who's making $50,000 a year. and he said yes. i think it's fair and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. the notion being that if people at the top have more income, they'll invest and they'll create jobs. i've just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> that middle out policy is already working. today we learned that home price jumped to their highest level in more than two years. consumer confidence is at its highest point in seven months. because of optimism about the job market. voters see t
on the presidential election. there is some evidence that a lot of these people are obama voters who are marginal democrats and may just click down the line, don't follow politics that closely and may vote for warren because she is a democrat. no matter how much brown does as an individual in the campaign, the obama effect in massachusetts could swamp his efforts. >> what have you seen, the tone of people as they are paying attention and watching this? there was some argument on the street. >> there was a lot of attention and a lot of, i would say, hypersupporters going at each other before the debate. i was able to spend considerable time with both candidates over the weekend, seeing them on the campaign trail. what is so striking is that both seem to be well regarded. scott brown is described as the most popular in massachusetts. elizabeth warren, one issue for her, massachusetts never elected a woman to the senate or to become governor. each has beluilt-in challenges. >> thank you both. i appreciate it. >>> we have new national numbers out today on the presidential race. quinnipiac university
the atmosphere and she's really counting on obama voters and traditional democrats coming out for her because that's where she's got the numerical advantage in the state. she needs people to remember they usually vote democrat. >> you talk about politicizing this one. a headline in "the daily beast" that says scott brown/elizabeth warren contest in massachusetts, ugliest senate race, that is not just a reference to the brown aides who were caught making an offensive gesture, i believe it was last week that happened? >> that was a sort of flashpoint. our poll i'm not sure fully reflected that. but it's definitely gotten a lot of people talking about the native american issue. the first time that it sort of seemed to backfire on brown because it showed it in a way that a lot of people thought was offensive, some aides, republican and brown staff aides, doing the tomahawk chop during a confrontation with warren aides outside a bar. >> we'll see what happens in the big debate tonight. a hot one. great pleasure having you on again. >>> now to the battle for iowa where polls have president obama le
, complacent, dissatisfied 2008 obama voters to, well, listen. >> sorry, my friend but there is no time to snore. an out of touch millionaire has just declared war on schools, the environment, unions, fair pay. we are all on our own if romney has his way. he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. i strongly suggest that you wake the -- up. >> remember the heidi game, people. this election is not over. wake up. joining me, gwen moore, ari melber and brentin mock and dave zirin. the heidi game reminds us it is not over until it is over. despite these great polls, what are we looking at in the next month? >> i thought you were going to go with samuel jackson, i want the snakes off the plane and i would like the superpacs being the snakes. we could do a lot of samuel l. jackson. >> i will strike down with great vengeance and furious anger those who will attempt to destroy my brothers. >> a lot of you know my name is the lord when i lay my vengeance upon thee. that should be obama's slogan for the first debates. >> they don't know the second hour of nhp is a drinking game. >> congr
it comes to the economy, 51% of ohio voters say they trust president obama against 45% of voters who trust mitt romney. obama has an advantage on the economy in ohio, because basically, this state is a national success story when it comes to the economy. listen to mitt romney's ohio surrogate, governor john kasich. doesn't sound like there's much reason for ohio terso make a ange >> you know, i hope you all know that ohio's coming back from 48th in job creation to number four, number one in the midwest. from9 cents and a rainy day fund to $5 million, and we have grown 123,000 jobs in the state of ohio. our families are going back to work. >> governor kasich, you forgot to tell us where you stood on that automobile thing that was kind of big in your state, one in eight jobs are connected to the automobile industry, which, of course, president obama helped out witthe tomobile loan, which all you republicans can't stand. things are great, so vote for mitt romney, right? i don't think so. todaromney launched a new ad campaign. according to the "washington post," greg sargent, this new 60-secon
of the romney campaign. the obama campaign is doing it better. they are talking to more voters in ohio. e t reporting that it's not just ohio. the obama campaign has double the number of field staff as the romney campaign and in a number of key swing state, the obama folks have twice the number of field office "t.ameoo at the payroll numbers. they find the obama campaign is employing twice the number of staff as the the romney campaign last month at about the same cost. there are twice as many people working on o cpaign if you excle th00 t ro cigaiut i bonuses to its campaign officials last month, the romney's payroll number was still roughly theame as president obama's even though president obama had double the number of boots on the ground. fewer romney staff e but ty t pa lre there's a reason president obama is ahead in the last 20 national polls. there's a reason he's up by eight in the latest "washington post" poll in ohio. his campaign is doing more and taesidt obama is winning his effort at reelection. now is whenou see the signs of desperation. there are two kinds of political despe
data in it including the fact that 36% of all ohio voters say they have been contacted by the obama campaign. that contacted by the campaign number is seven points lower in terms of the romney caaign. the obama campaign is doing it better. they are tking to more voters in ohio. 'sindien the hill today reporting that it's not just ohio. the obama campaign has double the number of field staff as the romney campaign and in a number of key swing states, t obama folks have twice the number of field offices. "the l. tis" lked at the olmb they find the obama campaign is employing twice the number of staff as the the romney campaign last month at about the same cost. there are twice as many people u exude e $2,0hebama campaign if romney campaign paid out in bonuses to its campaign officials last month, the romney's payroll number was still roughly the me as president obama's even thoug president obama had double the number oboots on the ground. fewer romney staff but they get paid a lot more. there's a reason president obama is ahead in the last 20 national polls. there's a reason he's up b
shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54% of a man favor obama. many women voters to focus on closing and mitt romney economic plan. >>> he wouldn't able to relate to me or a single parent or a person that doesn't know where their next dollar is " to come from to pay their bill. >>> i'm looking for to the debates and votes for the mitt romney will be able to articulate with his plans are and like tumor specifics. >>> a lot of women say spending in health care the most important issues and they will be listening on wednesday when the debate face-to-face for the first time. the first debate at the top of the agenda on face the nation this morning. we're talking to two top republicans the new jersey governor and the former house speaker newt gingrich. another of look at the so-called swing states on destination at 8 30 right here on cbs 5. today is another spare the air day around the bay area. grit of air quality officials in the air could be unhealthy for a second day in a row to people are advised to reduce driving to up the day and avoid outdoor activities during the ho
% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. looking at actual support among likely voters the race is closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points 49-47%. >>> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> the president has to be the president he killed osama about weather i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he has to relax. >>> meantime, mitt romney continues to hammer away at president obama's foreign policy. in an editorial, romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see that first debate right here on abc7. live debate courtroom begins at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> oracle president gives today's keynote at the annual world conference in san francisco. last night the ceo ellison wowed 10,000 guests by announcing three new cloud-based products to help process fastest yet. just getting word that nokia and oracle have reached a mapping deal to try to come beat with google and apple an details coming out at the conference today. >> hewlett-pa
of voters finds president obama leading mitt romney 69% to 24%. t th votg por be unat wthood of new republican-led state level voting restriction. the study finds voter purges being enacted in 23 states could affect voter registration and rticipation by latino ti. in fact, in many states the number exceeds the margin of victory, exceeds the margin of victory in the last election 2008. that number could grow. it could grow if these laws aren blocked. colorado and fda, e tw states to watch, they are cited as identifying voters for possible purging by comparing their voter registrations with driver's licenseata bases. here's how it works. naturalized citizens receive gamitslicees wthere before they became naturalized citizens, which means this use of outdated information specifically targets naturalized citizens. these laws are an assault on voting rights and they are turning elible voters into second class citizens. let's bring in marie e ya theresa kumar, the president of voto latino. this is a big deal. 's gpl >> it's a huge deal. we're talking about americans who happen to be latin
is backfiring next. >>> and president obama holds a strong lead over mitt romney with latino voters but a new study finds that voter suppression laws could disenfranchise 10 million latino citizens. stay with us. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." the republicans have picked a weird strategy to win the most expensive senate race in the country. republican scott walker is doubling down on his claim that challenger elizabeth warren lied about being native american. things got ugly this weekend when brown's campaign staff started taunting with racist chants. >> a boston television station says four of the people are member of scott brown's campaign staff. >> a boston television station says four of the people are member of scott brown's campaign staff. one reportedly works in brown's united states senate office. what are the grounds for firing in his office any way? brown says the chanting is certainly something i don't condone, but he doesn't stop there. he actually repeats the attack, which inspired his staffers in the first place. he says the real offense is that warren said she was white and
neighborhoods hoping to attract those early voters. >>> in his weekly internet address, president obama blasted republicans in congress for blasting a vote to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. >> but republicans in congress work to keep it from even getting to a vote. and here we are seven months later still waiting on congress to act. >> mr. obama says the plan would save many homeowners on average $3,000 a year on their mortgages. >>> governor jerry brown today said he had vetoed a bill that would have banned disrupting cell phone service without a court order. the bill was authored in the wake of a decision by b.a.r.t. last year to cut cell phone service in an effort to disrupt a planned protest. brown says that the bill could quote divert attention away from a true emergency by requiring the court order. the governor urged the lawmakers who authored the bill to work on an amended version of the bill. >>> california lawmakers will no longer get a discount on vanity license plates under a law signed by governor brown. ab48 requires elected officials the same as their constituents for
are rank and file republicans. the democrats are going great guns. obama registered 250,000 new voters in north carolina. everybody said north carolina won't really be competitive this time. i thought that along with indiana, it was probably those two states he was most likely to lose yet he's holding up in the polls. if he carries it, it's probably going to be that registration edge from the massive registration he's doing and now the hearing from people who live in colorado don't believe the polls. it's a lot closer than it seems. colorado is going to be really hard fought. maybe mitt romney ha a hard time in the primaries in 2012. he did great in 2008. people will remember him. half of what the colorado party has spent on this election it's spent on that voter registration contract with this bogus company that's now been fired and can do no work in the last home stretch of the campaign. there's a basic competence issue in terms of what it means to run a party here. i feel like the rank and file voters must be -- but they must be enraged. >> you have seen some real money management i
know, you know, president obama has been down this road before. he did very well with hispanic voters four years ago, winning something like 67% of the hispanic vote nationwide. in north carolina, the hispanic vote while small can be significant. that's a state where president obama only won by 14,000 votes four years ago. there's many more hispanic voters than that. i think the philosophy or the strategy for the romney camp is to try to win some of those voters back. they're doing it by going on the air with advertising. a lot of the advertising is advertising introducing mitt romney to voters because aate lot of people don't know him. biographical ads. you have some with his son craig who is a fluent spanish speaker, speaking directly to hispanics. that's very important. he does that. then you've also got some ads where they talk about an ad they call the truth. they try to tell what they see as the truth about president obama where he's fallen short. they're trying to sell that kind of three-pronged message to hispanics in raleigh and try to win some of those votes >> woodruff: thi
, president obama leads mitt romney 53% to 4%. this is -- 43%. in florida, 53% of likely voters favor president obama while 44% favor mitt romney. in pennsylvania, president obama leads 54% to 42%. now, coming closer to home, in another case, a woman who is challenging dianne feinstein for her california u.s. senate seat is working hard to get her name out there. coming up for you at 7:46. what elizabeth emkin what she wants voters to know about her and why you won't see a debate between her and senator feinstein. >>> we want to check in with sal and see what's happening on the roads. what's 880 looking like? >> not that great. it is very slow trying to get up into downtown oakland. we've been checking with the chp. we've had some minor things. there is a crash here. it looks like it's no injuries. however, they are in the lanes there. they are trying to move them out. so no one is injured but the traffic, i guess, you could say is hurting here. out to the toll plaza, we go and the bay bridge is backed up for a 20, 25 minute delay and no major problems driving into the city. you will
. >>> and president obama holds a strong lead over mitt romney with latino voters but a new study finds that voter suppression laws could disenfranchise 10 million latino citizens. stay with us. ♪ [ sighs ] [ bird chirps ] [ bird squawks ] ♪ [ bird screeching ] ♪ [ elevator bell dings ] [ sighs ] how mad is she? she kicked me out. but i took the best stuff. i'll get the wrench. ♪ [ male announcer ] kohler's tresham collection. life. with a twist. ♪ life. with a twist. if we want to improve our schools... ...what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." the republicans have picked a weird strategy to win the most expensive senate race in the country. republican scott walker is doubling down on his claim that challenger elizabeth warren lied about being native american. things got ugly this week
reelection. so it is with this. a key element of the obama reelection strategy has to do with perceived voter fatigue over wars, iraq and afghanistan. >> paul: tide of war are receding? >> exactly. first thing he said i ended the war in iraq. how he is binding down afghanistan. from that premise he is suggesting to people that mitt romney just might start up again because he is advised by the same people that got us into the war in iraq. >> paul: and a lot of people don't like the long years of war. how fair is the charge? >> i think people are ready to be responsive to that message. the problem is chaos adores vacuums and we are creating a vacuum in the middle east and iran. it is being created by president obama. mitt romney makes a good case. what we might end up in a war it's the policies of president obama in southeast asia and pakistani and afghanistan and in the middle east. >> patti ann:. >> paul: when you say creating a vacuum. since we left iraq and it is winding down but we didn't leave any troops there. we are staying out of syria. then, of course, the biggest problem, brett, is i
, obama's 2009 auto bailout plays well with voters. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt. [ audience boos ] >> i said no, i'm going to bet on america. i'm betting on american workers. i'm betting on american industry. [ cheers ] >> and today, the american auto industry has come roaring back with nearly 250,000 new jobs. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: but perhaps the biggest plus for the president is that more ohioans are working than they were four years ago. melissa miller teaches political science at bowling green state university where the president rallied supporters. >> unemployment was 8.6% when obama took office. 's down to7.2 so this is one of theces where obama ca really say you are better off than you were before. having said that, the jobs numbers have stalled a bit. >> reporter: the president is vulnerable to recent attacks by romney that he hasn't been tough enough on china's trade practices, a claim that resonates with voters in this manufacturing state. wednesday obama unveiled a new counter attack. >> he's been talking tough on chinese. says
to find work. no solutions the extra work. >>> the vice president appeal to voters and another battleground state. telling them that medicare will be around for future generations. >>> the actions of the president took to strengthen the medicare trust and exceeded this life of a 2024. >>> president obama and mitt romney are prepping for the first debate. to get help from the ohio senator will play the role of the present. and president obama will look to the massachusetts senator to stand in for mitt romney. and behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say that mitt romney has more riding on the debates and to gain for the president >>> the president has a chance to show is competent to stand up against the president of the nine states. and to accomplish that and wins the first debate >>> wednesday's debates give both canada's a chance to explain it plans for health care in the economy. >>> the women are obviously kinda unusual if this election. if they're more interested in men and issues affecting their pocketbook. >>> to your daughter welcome to america. your share of
you poll of polls as we call it in ohio and florida. ohio likely voters 51% said they'd vote for obama. 44% for romney. and the poll of polls september 16th through the 24th in florida, 50% said they'd vote for the president, 45% for mitt romney. why do you think it is that mitt romney doesn't seem to be resonating in these critical states at least so far? >> well, i think he has three or four big challenges. one is that for a long period the obama campaign dramatically outspent romney in resiesly those states driving home their image of who romney is. the second is that the romney campaign is yet to find a thematic way of explaining itself and laying out in a clear crisp way the difference between romney and obama. and i think that frankly is a problem. and there's an ironic third problem. both these states have republican governors. both these governors have been doing the right things, the things mitt romney believes in. and the campaign doesn't seem to be able to pivot and say, you know, john kasich's doing the right stuff here in ohio and i want to take john kasich's model to wash
>>> campaign 2012 president obama and mitt romney prepping for their first debate next week the running mates were campaigning in battleground states joe biden in florida telling voters the republicans want to change medicare meanwhile paul ryan hammered the obama administration on the economy >>> they don't want to tell you the not for medicare there for a thing i call a voucher care >>> as a result of the most predictable economic crisis and not fixing it our credit rating was downgraded for first time in our history >>> the candidates are honing debate techniques run it will get help from ohio senator rob portman who will play obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to get eight court order prior to a shutdown >>> pub
want to consider public transportation. >>. >> and race for white house, both rez obama and mitt romney trying to get voters on their side. and what candidates are saying today. >> yesterday, ohio, today, virginia's turn. the president was in an area with a large military installation. >> it's time for a new patriotism. this is rooted in believe that growing our economy begins when w.a strong, thriving middle class. >> mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburb. >> we're going to make sure to restore our economy to put people back to work and are going to do those thing autos and right now the president has the edge including virginia. he's ahead by four points and yesterday, said he's not detered by number autos i'm impressed with the polls but poll goes up and down. >> and there is voters started heading to polls today, thursday, they can do the same. >> that is why the ad where he is speaking to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates if i can sit down with you in your living room here is what i'd say. >> wi
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